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Harvey Dunn

Harvey Dunn

Picture of Prairie is my Garden

          Harvey Dunn is the most well-known South Dakota painter. He was born near Manchester, South Dakota in a nine-by-seven-foot shack. He went to South Dakota State University to study art. From there, we went to study under Howard Pyle in Delaware. He became a famous illustrator for magazines like, Harper’s Weekly, American Legion Monthly, and The Saturday Evening Post. Towards the end of this life, he taught art in New York.

Resources:

South Dakota Art Museum – Harvey Dunn: Imagining Others

               Open now until December 11, 2019

Dunn, Harvey. An Evening in the Classroom: Notes Taken by Miss Taylor in One of the Classes of Painting (New York: Dover Publications, 2019).

               This book reflects on Harvey Dunn, the teacher.

 Karolevitz, Robert F., The Prairie is My Garden: The Story of Harvey Dunn, artist (North Plains Press, 1969).